It’s Like Next-Gen Monster Hunter, Except EA Is Making It

Gif: EA / Koei Tecmo / Kotaku EA and Koei Tecmo are teaming up to create a Monster Hunter-style experience with Wild Hearts, they revealed today. A two-and-a-half minute debut trailer shows off lush environments, intimidating encounters, and some cool weaponry. The game also looks to be taking cues from Koei Tecmo’s monster-hunting Toukiden series, … Read more

There’s A Lore Reason Why Elden Ring’s Runebears Kick Your Butt

Screenshot: FromSoftware Elden Ring throws all manner of fiendish monstrosities at you, but few will make your hair stand on edge the way a Runebear does after it catches your scent. I’ve only ever barely killed a few Runebears in the hundreds of hours I’ve put into FromSoftware’s open-world game; I’d literally rather fight Malenia … Read more

Razer Teases Game Pass Streaming Handheld With 5G

Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno (Getty Images) Razer teased a new 5G gaming handheld made in collaboration with Verizon and Qualcomm today. It joins the growing list of Switch-inspired devices taking advantage of Game Pass and other video game streaming libraries. Because in 2022 everyone’s betting on the successor to the PS Vita that Sony never made. … Read more

No One Had Fully Seen Pokémon Cards Get Made Until Now, Somehow

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company Pokémon TCG fansite PokéBeach has secured quite the find. It’s an internal video from The Pokémon Company that shows, in never-before-seen detail, exactly how a Western Pokémon card is created, from their initial design to proofing and printing. And if you love those factory shots of items getting mass produced, you’re … Read more

Far Cry 6 Game Of The Year Edition Leaked, We Have Questions

Image: Ubisoft An image found on the backend of the Xbox online store seems to reveal that Ubisoft is gearing up to launch a “Game Of The Year Upgrade Pass” for Far Cry 6. That’s…fine, I guess, but it raises the question: Which site out there thought it was the best game of 2021 and … Read more

One Of The Biggest Reasons To Play Destiny 2 Is Bugged Now

Image: Bungie / Kotaku There have been a fair number of complaints about Destiny 2’s Season of Plunder, but for the most part I’ve been having a blast. So it’s a major bummer that one of the main reasons to play right now appears bugged for the second week in a row. An upgrade that’s … Read more

Ubisoft’s Big Pirate Game Stuck In Dev Hell Gets Delayed Again

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft faces another massive delay. Earlier this year it was Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Now it’s Skull and Bones, the Assassin’s Creed publisher’s only major fall blockbuster. Previously set to come out in November, two sources familiar with the game’s development now tell Kotaku it’s been delayed again. Ubisoft confirmed as much shortly … Read more

Brand New Scarlet & Violet Pokémon Revealed, Called Wiglett

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Serebii.net Honestly, you need to grow up. It’s a worm! The latest Pokémon to be revealed for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a wiggly worm called Wiglett, and clearly related to that base set favorite, Diglett. Wiglett, it seems, is a result of divergent evolution, an aquatic cousin of the … Read more

Overwatch 2 Is Starting To Sound Like A Free-To-Play Nightmare

Image: Blizzard With Overwatch 2’s launch just a week away, Blizzard spilled more details about what will be different in the free-to-play sequel, and it’s sounding rough. While returning players will have access to all of the game’s returning heroes, brand new players will have to play approximately 100 matches to unlock them all. A … Read more